Ungovernable.patch

“Ungovernable.patch details a small change to the Linux kernel, in the standard “ patch ” format that programmers use to share modifications to software. The change alters the working behavior of the “ governor, ” the operating system component that changes the speed of the computer processor. Instead of making the computer operate faster when there is more work to do, it works faster when there is less to do. The human is forced to work in cooperation with the machine, finding that the computer quickly tires if too much is asked of it but works very well in response
to less demanding tasks.”

Aldus Geoff Cox in ‘Speaking Code, Coding as Aesthetic and Political Expression‘ (2012)

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